Reasons to Consider Orthodontics:
If the main goal of the treatment is to fix dental displacement, a fixed multi-bracket therapy is most commonly used. In this case, orthodontic wires are inserted into dental braces which can be made from stainless steel or a more aesthetic ceramic material.
The most common condition that orthodontic treatments are used for is correcting anteroposterior discrepancies. Another common situation leading to orthodontic treatment is teeth crowding.
The Process of Orthodontic Treatment:
After a course of active orthodontic treatment, patients will often wear retainers. These will maintain the teeth in their improved position while the surrounding bone reforms around them. The retainers are generally worn full-time for a short period, perhaps 6 months to a year, and then worn periodically (typically nightly during sleep) for as long as the orthodontist recommends. It is possible for the teeth to stay aligned without regular retainer wear. However, there are many reasons teeth will crowd as a person ages. Thus, there is no guarantee that teeth, treated through orthodontics or otherwise, will stay aligned without retention.
If you are concerned about tooth displacement and would like to know if receiving orthodontics treatment is right for you, call Esthetix Dental Spa in New York City at (212) 795-9675. We can schedule a consultation for you with Dr. Philomin or Dr. Adusumilli to see if you are a prime candidate for either fixed multi-bracket therapy or Invisalign treatments.